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Number Fore - Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2007
Botle from the pops. This shit definitely black. Small tan head that fades. aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke (but only cause I know it is supposed to be there). Flavor is full with light chocolate, coffee, hops, and a little more smoke than the nose, but still not overwhelming by any means. I like my smoke controlled. I smoke enough as it is. This is a very drinkable "smoked" beer. And I like that. It makes this style accesible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
jayg picked up a 6er for me on a recent trip to the midwest, thanks Jay. Black. Brown edges. Small light brown layer of foam. Flavor and aroma of roasted malt, smoke, dark and milk chocolate. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Very good, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
12oz - Aroma is roasted dark malts, chewy dark chocolate and a touch of ash. Pours black with a medium dark brown head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a nice smokey aftertaste. Palate is sticky and chewy. That touch of smoke makes it stand out in stoutland, but not much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a thick opaque black color. Head was almost nonexistent. What bubbled up was a light brown color, but it didnít last very long and didnít leave any lace. Smelled very similar to the smoked turkey I put on my sandwiches. I also noted some malty molasses and a whiff of dark chocolate and watered down coffee. Slightly sweet on the tongue with a satisfying, thick stouty mouth feel. Carbonation was on the lighter side. The smoke is less pronounced in the flavor and gives way to a rich, chocolatey malt. There is a touch of roasty bitterness at the end accompanied by delicate acidity. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of heavy roasted malt and dark chocolate, notes of coffee and tarry black malt with a light whisp of tobacco smoke/ash. Soul-suckingly black pour, opaque and among the darkest Iíve poured. Head is paper-thin and dark brown. Viscous, full body is silken and dry with strong, tangy stoutsour in the main and light sour cherry in the end. Loads of oily dark malt in the taste with some ashtray and faint malted milk. Aftertaste lightly acidic and increasingly sour, but still moderately dry and chocolaty. Light hop bittering. Alcohol not detected. Well-blended and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2007
Viscous black pour takes some coaxing to create a thick, tan head. Charred hickory, wet earth, stale pipe tobacco and bitter chocolate are immediately apparent in the nose, leading into the equally malty body. Earthy, burnt malts and a creamy mouthfeel create a heavy, but enjoyable body. The smoke is more dimensional though, gaining depth with hints of liquid smoke, toasted oak and campfire. Bravo to this whole line of really drinkable, complex stouts!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2007
Big thanks to Styles for trading this to me. Pours black with small dark brown head. Nice aroma of light smoke, burnt cocoa and nutty malts. Flavor is of bitter roasted malts, mellow smoke and a touch of coffee. Rich and creamy. Thanks again Chris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2007
Black Color with Dark Roasted Head. Bitter Roasted Coffee, Chocolate and Smoke on the Nose. Promises to be a Beer of Some Magnitude. Initially Thin Bodied but Increasingly Thick and Creamy. Almost a Silkiness. Subtle But Strong Notes...of Roasted Coffee, Prominence of Smoke and Some Dark Bitter Chocolate..Malts Still Keep This Brew From Being Too Bitter. Peated Smoke and Bittering Aftertaste. Well Balanced Smoke Beer. Hat is Tipped to Dark Horse for a Very Well Put Together Beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Bottle...dry stout with a decent roasted flavor, would have liked a bit more of the smoke-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle from Silphium. Cool, roasty aroma, slightly lactic with a bit of fusels. Pours with almost no head. Has a bit of bite in the mouth, minerals, but is lightly roasted with a hint of maple-smoked bacon, a bit of lactic acid. Kind of makes you lick your lips. Pretty tasty, though little smoke to be found.

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